Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Was this Birgeneau's parting gift to Cal?: "Almost since Dirks arrived in 2013, the campus has been operating deeply in the red, and it is battling a $150 million deficit this year alone. Other UC campuses have dipped into the red but have extracted themselves. This is Berkeley’s third year of deficit spending, a problem blamed in part on its construction debt."

See: UC Berkeley chancellor faces skeptical Academic Senate

"He dissolved the Office of Strategic Initiatives, created in February, which was the agency coordinating efforts to balance the budget.

• He announced that deans and the Academic Senate would now take the lead in figuring out how to help balance the budget through restructuring academics — an effort the administration had been handling.

He acknowledged the failure of a three-year effort called Campus Shared Services intended to make the campus more efficient and said that the campus will try a different model that has succeeded elsewhere.

• Sexual harassment cases involving faculty will be brought directly to his attention.

“We have made mistakes in the past concerning sanctions,” Dirks said. “We cannot do that anymore.”"



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The students are writing about this, is it an example to them? Should it be explained to them?

UC regent to remain board member despite ethical violations

http://dailybruin.com/2016/05/04/uc-regent-to-remain-board-member-despite-ethical-violations/

Investigation concludes UC regent violated ethics rules
http://www.dailycal.org/2016/05/02/investigation-concludes-uc-regent-violated-ethics-rules/



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UCD

Garamendi Goes to UC Davis to Unveil Student Loan Refinancing Bill
http://www.davisvanguard.org/2016/05/59352/



And this Op Ed:

No way back for the chancellor
Includes a letter to the editor comment:
"Actually, Linda Katehi, UC Davis is me, my co-workers, our students, our faculty, and much, much more than you. Please get out of the way so the rest of the world can see that again.”

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